Friday, November 18, 2011

Recipe Revisited: Feta Salsa

Need an appetizer to bring to Thanksgiving dinner this year?  I've made this dip a few times, and every time I make it people ask right away for the recipe.  I could send them to a post back from 2009, back when I had about 1.5 blog readers, or I could re-post it now, for the handful of new followers I've gained in 2+ years of blogging :-)  I've also gained slightly better photography skills, and when I say slightly, I mean I got a big camera and took a 4 hour outdoor class in 90 degree heat with Kelly that we bought with a Groupon and I want to feel like I'm getting my money's worth.

So anyway - this dip.  I made it for my office's Thanksgiving pot luck yesterday and a lot of people remembered that I had made last year too.  It really is SO good and could be used as not only an appetizer, but an interesting side dish, or even could be a vegetarian entree, filled in pitas.  That sounds good.  Maybe I should do that with the leftovers second batch that I made and is in my fridge.

You can play around with the ingredients based on what you have or what herbs you like.  Last time I used green onions, dried dill, and fresh basil, this time, I used fresh dill, fresh parsley, and green onions.  You could also add pine nuts, capers, garbanzo beans...whatever you like.   

Feta Salsa
Recipe Source: Smitten Kitchen

2/3 cup feta cheese
2/3 cup sundried tomatoes in oil (I drain and rinse mine first)
1/2 cup pitted Kalamata olives
2 tablespoons fresh dill
3 tablespoons fresh parsley
2 chopped scallions
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

Combine everything in large bowl.  Add desired amount of olive oil.  No need for salt + pepper; the feta and olives provide plenty of salt.  Serve with pita chips or corn chips.

Do you have a tried and true appetizer recipe?  Link away!


  1. I have one and it also uses feta:

  2. It was really great to meet you last night! I have a recipe for buffalo chikn dip that I have made several times in the last few months. Nothing fancy, but delicious and disappears quickly:
    *The pictures on this are not awesome, but don't let that stop you. :)

  3. This looks delicious and I will definitely be trying it soon!
    I have a tried and true cheese ball which isn't posted yet. Cranberry Orange Cheese Ball. 1 block cream cheese, zest of 1 orange, 1 pkg. craisins, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, walnuts to coat. Mix everything but walnuts and roll into a ball. Roll the ball in walnuts and devour with crackers :)

  4. I completely forgot I used to make a similar dip. It's so good! Thanks for the reminder just in tome for holiday party season. Love the dill you used in it!